Curiosity Quills is thrilled to announce that from September 14-30, you’ll find reviews for our August releases - The Accidental Superheroine by Kris Carey and J.R. Rain, Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy, Archon’s Queen by Matthew Cox, The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot, Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia, Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft.

Tour Schedule:

September 14
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

September 14
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews
The Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey

September 14
Ink of Blood
The Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey

September 15
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Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy

September 16
Unabridged Chick
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

September 16
Born Bookish
Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy

September 17
Treestand Book Reviews
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

September 17
Janis’ Journal - Eclectic reviews of a busy mum.
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

September 17
Barb Taub | Writing and coffee. Especially coffee
The Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey

September 18
Books and Ladders
Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia

September 18
This Wacky Momma Reads!
Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia

September 19
Bibliomnomnom
Archon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox

September 20
Bibliomnomnom
Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft

September 21
Ink of Blood
Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy

September 21
The Cubicle Escapee
The Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey

September 22
Matina’s Bookcase
The Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey

September 23
The Cubicle Escapee
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

September 23
Ink of Blood
Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft

September 24
Barb Taub | Writing and coffee. Especially coffee
Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft

September 24
Pretty Little Book Blog
Archon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox

September 24
Pretty Little Book Blog
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

September 24
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews
Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia

September 24
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews
Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy

September 24
Balancing Act
The Accidental Superheroine by J.R. Rain & Kris Carey (previews on site/ review on GR & AZ)

September 24
Balancing Act
Archon’s Queen by Matthew Cox

September 24
Balancing Act
Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft

September 25
La Tartaruga Si Muove
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

September 26
The Cubicle Escapee
Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia

September 28
The Cubicle Escapee
Archon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox

September 29
Matina’s Bookcase
The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

September 30
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews
Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft

September 30
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews
Archon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox

September 30
Isis Erb
Archon’s Queen (Book two of The Awakened Series) by Matthew Cox

September 30
Doctor’s Notes
Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy

cover2500The Accidental Superheroine by Kris Carey and J.R. Rain

When newly-coined physicist Mira Verborgen sprung for a cushy internship at CERN, she did not expect to end up working side by side with sensitive European hottie, Giancarlo Colombo, or the sudden-onset case of butterflies whenever he’s around.

Nor did she expect the two of them to end up the inadvertent subjects of a megalomaniac Russian scientist’s deadly energy experiment. Instead of their budding relationship being cut short along with their material existence, the pair develops a startling mutation. A mutation that puts them in the crosshairs of Swiss, French, and American governments - not to mention the dastardly Dr. Gavrilov.

With CERN held hostage by Gavrilov and his rapidly-evolving superpowers, do Mira and Giancarlo have what it takes to own their mutation and protect the free world, before it’s too late?

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deadly delicious, middle grade novel, diverse, YA, voodoo,Deadly Delicious by K.L. Kincy

Twelve-year-old Josephine DeLune can’t take the heat this sweltering summer of 1955, and she was out of the kitchen long ago.

An awful cook, she ruins recipes left and right, and she certainly can’t compete with her family’s reputation for extraordinary food. Her daddy’s parents ran one of the best restaurants in all of Paris, but Josephine lives in Paris, Missouri. On her mama’s side, she’s up against a long tradition of sinfully delicious soul food. Rumor has it, her Creole ancestors cooked up some voodoo to make tasty even tastier. Josephine knows the secret ingredient: she comes from a long line of conjure witches with spellbinding culinary skills.

Disenchanted, Josephine works as a carhop at Carl and Earl’s Drive-In. Just plain old hamburgers, hot dogs, and curly fries, nothing magical about them. She’s got bigger fish to fry, though, when a grease fire erupts into a devilish creature who hisses her name with desire. Turns out he’s the Ravenous One, the granddaddy of all voodoo spirits, and he’s hungry for her soul. Josephine thinks he’s got the wrong girl-she’s no witch-but a gorgeous, dangerous night-skinned lady named Shaula sets her straight. Josephine is one of the most powerful witches alive, so overflowing with conjure that her out-of-control cooking simply catches fire.

Josephine would love to laugh this off, but Shaula warns her that she must learn to master her magic before the Ravenous One devours her soul. Spurred into action, Josephine breaks out her grandma’s old conjure cookbook and starts cooking. Nothing grand, just the usual recipes for undying friendship and revenge. But soon Josephine can’t escape the consequences of her conjure. When the people of Paris start turning into zombies with a strange fondness for cake, Josephine looks pretty responsible for their undead reawakening…

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archon's queen, awakened series, matthew cox,Archon’s Queen by Matthew Cox

Secrets, guilt, and shame―Annabelle Morgan has them all in droves. Fortunately, only one can kill her.

Anna’s gift, psionic control of electricity, tends to go haywire in moments of high emotion. One such episode leaves her homeless after her father’s “accidental” death. She ekes out a modest life as a thief and freelance enforcer until a close call with a murderous government agency makes her turn to Zoom―a powerful hallucinogenic street drug that numbs her mind so the monster cannot get out.

Her safety blanket becomes a devouring pit.

In 2413 London, Anna lives in the gutter, unable to even keep work as an exotic dancer and prostitute. After ignoring her only friend’s pleas for years, it takes a pimp telling her she is too addicted to be useful to realize just how lost she is.

When a young addition to her circle of vagrants attaches to her, Anna attempts to turn away from Zoom. A job from her old handler ends on shaky ground, but introduces her to Doctor James Mardling, a university professor looking for people just like her. He offers the one thing she has always longed for: dignity.

His price, however, may just be too much to pay.

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The-Heartless-City-front-coverThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot

Henry Jekyll was a brilliant doctor, a passionate idealist who aimed to free mankind of selfishness and vice. He’s also the man who carelessly created a race of monsters.

Once shared secretly among the good doctor’s inner circle, the Hyde drug was smuggled into mass-production - but in pill form, it corrupted its users at the genetic level, leaving them liable to transform without warning. A quarter of the population are now clandestine killers - ticking bombs that could detonate at any given moment.

It’s 1903, and London has been quarantined for thirteen years.

Son of the city’s most prominent physician and cure-seeker, seventeen-year-old Elliot Morrissey has had his own devastating brush with science, downing a potion meant to remove his human weaknesses and strengthen him against the Hydes - and finding instead he’s become an empath, leveled by the emotions of a dying city.

He finds an unlikely ally in Iris Faye, a waitress at one of the city’s rowdier music halls, whose emotions nearly blind him; her fearlessness is a beacon in a city rife with terror. Iris, however, is more than what she seems, and reveals a mission to bring down the establishment that has crippled the people of London.

Together, they aim to discover who’s really pulling the strings in Jekyll’s wake, and why citizens are waking up in the street infected, with no memory of ever having taken the Hyde drug…

Heart-eating monsters, it turns out, are not the greatest evil they must face.

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Happiness Next Exit eBook 1000Happiness, Next Exit by Anthony Mathenia

Is staying with one guy worth being separated from family and friends forever?  That’s the decision Rose Gluck has to make.

Raised in a strict Jehovah’s Witness congregation in rural Missouri where romance is a four-letter word and life is charted from childhood, Rose’s prospects as the future wife of Clinton Greer, the boorish son of the authoritarian congregation overseer, do not seem especially bright.
However, when Wyatt True joins their congregation, a possibility of a new relationship emerges, along with new trials. Through their growing friendship, Rose begins to understand the deeper truths of love. Meanwhile, Rose’s grandmother worries that she is being led down the same road that caused Rose’s mother to be lost.

But are true love and happiness worth exiting what she always considered true religion? After all, her choice has eternal consequences—in the most final sense of the word.

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cover1000Homunculus and the Cat by Nathan Croft

Homunculus and the Cat - Just a typical kitten saves the afterlife story, disguised as a book about death.

In a world where every culture’s mythology is real, Medusa’s sisters want revenge on Poseidon, Troy is under siege again, and the Yakuza want their homunculi (mythological artificial humans) back. Near Atlantis’ Chinatown, a kitten and her human campaign for homunculi rights. Against them are Japanese death gods, an underworld cult, and a fat Atlantean bureaucrat.

The main character dies (more than once) and a few underworlds’ way of death is threatened. Also with giant armored battle squids.

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